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Guadalupe fur seals, floating upside down underwater over a rocky reef covered with golden kelp at Guadalupe Island, Arctocephalus townsendi, Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe) Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, Catalina Island
Guadalupe fur seals, floating upside down underwater over a rocky reef covered with golden kelp at Guadalupe Island.
Image ID: 02113  
Species: Guadalupe fur seal, Arctocephalus townsendi
Location: Guadalupe Island (Isla Guadalupe), Baja California, Mexico
 
Golden Damselfish, Fiji.
Image ID: 34734  
Species: Golden damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon aureus
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 23432  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sea Caves, the famous La Jolla sea caves lie below tall cliffs at Goldfish Point.  Sunny Jim Cave. Sunrise. Sea gulls floating int he water blur in this time exposure Golden Damselfish and Red Gorgonian Sea Fan, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Gorgonacea, Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago Sandhilll cranes in golden sunset light, silhouette, standing in pond, Grus canadensis, Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico
Sea Caves, the famous La Jolla sea caves lie below tall cliffs at Goldfish Point. Sunny Jim Cave. Sunrise. Sea gulls floating int he water blur in this time exposure.
Image ID: 37469  
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Golden Damselfish and Red Gorgonian Sea Fan, Fiji.
Image ID: 31337  
Species: Golden damselfish, Gorgonian, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Gorgonacea
Location: Makogai Island, Lomaiviti Archipelago, Fiji
 
Sandhilll cranes in golden sunset light, silhouette, standing in pond.
Image ID: 21798  
Species: Sandhill crane, Grus canadensis
Location: Bosque del Apache National Wildlife Refuge, Socorro, New Mexico, USA
 
Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
Golden Damselfish, Fiji.
Image ID: 34770  
Species: Golden damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon aureus
Location: Fiji
 
Golden Damselfish, Fiji.
Image ID: 34779  
Species: Golden damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon aureus
Location: Fiji
 
Golden eagle.
Image ID: 12210  
Species: Golden eagle, Aquila chrysaetos
 
A beautiful golden-brown female California Sea Lion at the Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico.  The huge male bull that formed the harem of which she was a part allowed her to hang out with me for a while, even while he continued patrolling just over my head, Zalophus californianus, Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado) Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Catalina Island, California Brown pelican, golden sunrise light, winter adult breeding plumage, showing bright red gular pouch and dark brown hindneck plumage of breeding adults. This large seabird has a wingspan over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status, due largely to predation in the early 1900s and to decades of poor reproduction caused by DDT poisoning, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus, La Jolla
A beautiful golden-brown female California Sea Lion at the Coronado Islands, Baja California, Mexico. The huge male bull that formed the harem of which she was a part allowed her to hang out with me for a while, even while he continued patrolling just over my head.
Image ID: 37318  
Species: California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: Coronado Islands (Islas Coronado), Baja California, Mexico
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head.
Image ID: 37293  
Species: Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Brown pelican, golden sunrise light, winter adult breeding plumage, showing bright red gular pouch and dark brown hindneck plumage of breeding adults. This large seabird has a wingspan over 7 feet wide. The California race of the brown pelican holds endangered species status, due largely to predation in the early 1900s and to decades of poor reproduction caused by DDT poisoning.
Image ID: 23624  
Species: Brown pelican, Pelecanus occidentalis, Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica, Catalina Island, California Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus La Jolla Shores Coastline and Scripps Pier, Blacks Beach and Torrey Pines Golf Course and State Reserve, aerial photo, sunset. The Gold Coast of La Jolla basks in the warm waning light of a winter afternoon
Parasitic zoanthid anemones cover and encrust and overwhelm a golden gorgonian, Catalina Head.
Image ID: 37294  
Species: Luminescent parazoanthid, Zoanthid anemone, Parazoanthus lucificum, Savalia lucifica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Golden Damselfish, Fiji.
Image ID: 34809  
Species: Golden damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon aureus
Location: Fiji
 
La Jolla Shores Coastline and Scripps Pier, Blacks Beach and Torrey Pines Golf Course and State Reserve, aerial photo, sunset. The Gold Coast of La Jolla basks in the warm waning light of a winter afternoon.
Image ID: 36669  
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
California Golden gorgonian polyps. The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by, San Diego Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island, Muricea californica Chestnut cowrie with mantle withdrawn, in front of golden gorgonian, Cypraea spadicea, San Diego, California
California Golden gorgonian polyps. The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by.
Image ID: 37204  
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island.
Image ID: 37256  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Chestnut cowrie with mantle withdrawn, in front of golden gorgonian.
Image ID: 37289  
Species: Chestnut Cowrie, Date Cowrie, Cypraea spadicea
Location: San Diego, California, USA
 
Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica Garibaldi and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, San Clemente Island, Muricea californica
Golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, amid kelp forest, Catalina Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 34219  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 30864  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, San Clemente Island.
Image ID: 30909  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Blacksmith Chromis and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica Beautiful golden-brown adult female California Sea Lion, resting on rocks in the morning sun, La Jolla, catching a little splash from a wave breaking on the reef just behind her, Zalophus californianus California Golden gorgonian polyps.  The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by, Muricea californica, San Clemente Island
Blacksmith Chromis and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef, San Clemente Island. The golden gorgonian is a filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 30956  
Species: Blacksmith, California golden gorgonian, Chromis punctipinnis, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Beautiful golden-brown adult female California Sea Lion, resting on rocks in the morning sun, La Jolla, catching a little splash from a wave breaking on the reef just behind her.
Image ID: 37528  
Species: California Sea Lion, Zalophus californianus
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
California Golden gorgonian polyps. The golden gorgonian is a colonial organism composed of thousands of tiny polyps. Each polyp secretes calcium which accumulates to form the structure of the colony. The fan-shaped gorgonian is oriented perpendicular to prevailing ocean currents to better enable to filter-feeding polyps to capture passing plankton and detritus passing by.
Image ID: 03481  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, Catalina Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa Sea Caves, the famous La Jolla sea caves lie below tall cliffs at Goldfish Point.  Sunny Jim Cave. Sunrise. Sea gulls floating in the water blur in this time exposure. Cormorants rest on jagged edges of the cliffs Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica, San Clemente Island
Brown gorgonian and California golden gorgonian on underwater rocky reef below kelp forest, Catalina Island. Gorgonians are filter-feeding temperate colonial species that lives on the rocky bottom at depths between 50 to 200 feet deep. Each individual polyp is a distinct animal, together they secrete calcium that forms the structure of the colony. Gorgonians are oriented at right angles to prevailing water currents to capture plankton drifting by.
Image ID: 37292  
Species: Brown gorgonian, California golden gorgonian, Muricea californica, Muricea fruticosa
Location: Catalina Island, California, USA
 
Sea Caves, the famous La Jolla sea caves lie below tall cliffs at Goldfish Point. Sunny Jim Cave. Sunrise. Sea gulls floating in the water blur in this time exposure. Cormorants rest on jagged edges of the cliffs.
Image ID: 37470  
Location: La Jolla, California, USA
 
Garibaldi and golden gorgonian, with a underwater forest of giant kelp rising in the background, underwater.
Image ID: 37097  
Species: California golden gorgonian, Garibaldi, Hypsypops rubicundus, Muricea californica
Location: San Clemente Island, California, USA
 
Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island Golden Damselfish, Fiji, Amblyglyphidodon aureus, Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island
Golden Damselfish, Fiji.
Image ID: 34866  
Species: Golden damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon aureus
Location: Fiji
 
Golden Damselfish, Fiji.
Image ID: 34899  
Species: Golden damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon aureus
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 
Golden Damselfish, Fiji.
Image ID: 34927  
Species: Golden damselfish, Amblyglyphidodon aureus
Location: Namena Marine Reserve, Namena Island, Fiji
 


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Abronia villosa
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Cypraea spadicea
Geraea canescens
Gorgonacea
Grus canadensis
Hypsypops rubicundus
Leptogorgia chilensis
Lophogorgia chilensis
Lutjanus viridis
Macrocystis pyrifera
Mulloidichthys dentatus
Muricea californica
Muricea fruticosa
Oenothera deltoides
Parazoanthus lucificum
Pelecanus occidentalis
Pelecanus occidentalis californicus
Plexauridae
Savalia lucifica
Semicossyphus pulcher
Stylaster californicus
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